Sun International boasts a proud legacy in South Africa’s gaming and gambling entertainment industry, so it’s no surprise that it has now moved into the online sector to bring its product and services to the country’s sports-mad population.
Sunbet is licenced by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. It offers fixed odds betting markets on over 30 sports, plus there is a growing number of live betting events to enjoy as well. You’ll find generous limits with Sunbet happily accepting single bet wagers up to R1,000,000.
✔ 100% deposit bonus for new customers
✔ Daily odds boosts
✔ Good market depth on big events
✔ Well-known brand name
✔ Modern betting platform
✘ No live streaming
✘ No totepool betting
✘ Minimum deposit is R50.00
If you already have a Sun International MVG card, you can link that to your Sunbet account and earn reward points the more you bet. Those without a card can apply and start earning immediately just the same as you would in a land-based Sun International casino or retail betting shop.
The Sunbet landing page is very unique and a great change from what it previously was. All the icons, buttons and menus are clear and large so there is little trouble navigating the site itself. We quite like the icon menu that sits on the top as it not only has descriptions but also a icon for Sports, Promotions and Lucky numbers (coming soon) etc.
The branding and colour scheme are great as they fit Sun Internationals branding perfectly. The main banner carousel is crisp and we expect to see some tasty offers there in the future.
One area the landing page struggles is that it feels a little crowded in the middle. There are lots of current events which populate this area and they are a little too large. We’d have preferred the markets / events to be a bit smaller as they have a strong contrast to the size of the side menu. A minor gripe but one never the less.
The Sunbet mobile site is where most punters will be placing bets and we have to say that the Sunbet mobile site is stunning. Everything is located where you’d expect it to be and the mobile site is fast and doesn’t use that much data. You can use this application on both Android and iOS devices by downloading it from the Market or other reliable source.
You can bet on the same markets that you can find on desktop so you’re not missing out by using your phone. Other features like cash out are also available on the Sunbet mobile site.
Sunbet SA Betting Odds
Sunbet hits the ground running with a strong book containing over 30 sporting and some non-sporting events that you can bet on. The categories include:
Rugby, golf, soccer, cricket, tennis, NFL football, boxing, darts, motor sports, ice hockey, snooker, table tennis, water polo, baseball, basketball, Australian rules, rugby sevens, rugby league, badminton, beach soccer, beach volleyball, cycling, field hockey, futsal, handball, pesapallo, volleyball and lucky numbers.
Sunbet Football Betting Tips
At the time of writing this Sunbet review, there were 57,400 soccer bets available which is an impressive total by any standards. The platform interface displays the day’s upcoming matches, but if you’re looking for another game, all you have to do is click the ‘all soccer’ tab. This brings up an alphabetical list of countries and other competitions such as the Champions League, AFC Cup and World Cup. In total, there are over 125 separate leagues, cups and tournaments open for betting providing punters with more than 1,000 fixtures to choose from.
For the big games, like EPL, La Liga, UCL and Europa League matches, you’ll find a splendid number of betting options. Markets include: O/U goals, correct score, BTTS, cards, corners, Asian lines, double chance, wincast and many more. It must be said, that the range of betting markets does weaken when you look at matches from the Algerian and Costa Rican leagues but this is common among virtually all bookmakers. As mentioned, Sunbet offers Cash Out on selected fixtures, so keep an eye open for the icon displaying which markets this is available for. It’s a useful tool to have in your pocket just in case you want to use it.
Sunbet SA Horse Racing Betting Tips & more
The horse racing coverage comes from South Africa, the UK and Ireland. It’s a rather standard offering online with no tote betting available. This means the only betting markets are win, each-way, forecast and tricast.
Each race card has a slider button which shows/hides the runners’ details. This gives you the horse’s form, and tells you whether the runner has been a course and distance winner in the past. It’s not the most comprehensive guide in all fairness, but it’s a starting point for you narrow your picks down.
If you prefer to bet on rugby, cricket or the top US sporting events from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL, then Sunbet provides a plethora of markets for you to dive into. It also has a decent lineup of esports ranging from Dota 2 and CS:GO to League of Legends, Overwatch and StarCraft.
Tennis, volleyball, snooker, darts, golf and Australian rules also weigh-in with their fair share of action, too. As for market depth, all-in-all it is competitive with most of the more established online brands in this industry, so you won’t miss out on anything as a punter with Sunbet.
Sunbet Live Betting
Sunbet offers live betting on several sports including soccer, tennis, basketball, cricket, golf, ice hockey and rugby. Overall, the number of matches per sport is a little lower than some other operators provide but there is still enough to get excited about. Furthermore, market depth is acceptable, too. For the big games, there are plenty of options, and whilst it does drop-off for the lesser known events, it still isn’t too bad.
The top quality Kambi platform makes live betting here delightfully easy. Everything is organised into neat columns and you simply progress from left to right. You can also expand the match animation console if you wish. Your bet slip is hidden away – it pops up when you add a selection. There are icons for Cash Out and Action Bets as well. The only thing missing is live streaming – as yet this service is not available here.
This is a free to enter prediction game in which players must predict the correct score of six matches each week from Europe’s big 5 leagues. The top 10 players each week will receive a R150.00 free bet. The leader at the end of the season will walk away with a mobile phone worth R10,000 and there’s also a grand prize draw offering a trip for two to watch their favourite European soccer team play live. Points are calculated by the odds of your selections, so the more high scoring encounters you get right, the better.
Sunbet Withdrawals and Deposits
Sunbet doesn’t offer iPay, so the banking options are credit cards and EFTs, as shown below:
- Instant ETF
- Standard ETF
R50 is the minimum deposit you can make. You must email proof of payment to customer support before the funds will be allocated to your account. When making a withdrawal, all requests are processed within 1 working day. You then must wait two or three days more before your account is credited.
Sunbet also offers Cash Out on selected sports and markets. This amazing betting tool is not widely available in South Africa, so it’s worth highlighting the bookmakers with it. Cash Out gives the punter more control over their bets because it allows you to settle the ticket before the final whistle. This means you can grab an early profit, or reduce your losses on a poor selection. All round, it’s a great addition to any sportsbook.
Exclusive Sunbet Bonus Review Offer
Sunbet have teamed up with Best Sports Betting to offer punters an amazing sign on offer. Get a free R200 on your first deposit and a 100% deposit match up to R1000
Sunbet have a 100% match sign on bonus up to R1000 for new customers. It’s double their previous offer making it big enough to attract attention and with decent wagering it’s certainly worth using. The Sunbet bonus wagering is as follows : A minimum of Five bets need to have been placed with the bonus funds, this needs to be done at odds of 7/10 (1.7) or greater (Including 7/10).
Sunbet have some of the most comprehensive betting promotions for their punters. They have promotions for most of the popular sports like cricket, rugby, tennis and more. It’s one of the best promotion pages we’ve seen and punters should take advantage. The promos range from money back specials to boosts, so there’s something for eveyone.
Sunbet do not currently offer Lucky Numbers but are planning on adding the feature in the future.
Sunbet MVG points
Sunbet have retained their MVG points, allowing casino and online players to earn points for their bets.
For every R500 wagered on a single bet you’ll receive 1 MVG point, the same R500 wagered on a double will return 2 points, with 3 points being awarded for a treble etc. These Sun MVG points are then split equally between Casino and Leisure Points, which are then redeemable across Sun International properties. Casino Points can be played back on Slots and Tables and Leisure Points can be used to pay for luxurious accommodation, meals, beverages, golf and entertainment.
At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering an excellent Loyalty Programme, called Sun MVG Loyalty Programme. All Sunbet customers qualify for this loyalty program. For every placed stake exceeding the R 1,000 mark, you will receive one Casino Point, and one Leisure Point. For Multiple Bets, you will receive Casino Points and Leisure Points according to the number of selections that you have made. For example, if you place a Multiple Bet of R 1,000 with 2 selections, you will receive 2 Casino Points, and 2 Leisure Points.
Similarly, if you place a Multiple Bet of R 1,000 with 3 selections, you will receive 3 Casino Points, and 3 Leisure Points, and so on. The acquired Casino and Leisure Points can be used towards meals, drinks, and entertainment at third-party Sun International outlets, free parking at the premises, and accommodation at the best available rates, among several other wonderful perks. Sunbet ensures that its customers receive royal benefits, for placing bets on its betting site.